Photo: Fireworks above the New Beginnings Church steeple.
By Carl Stagner
The Independence Day holiday wasn’t exactly a day off for New Beginnings Church of God in Meadville, Pennsylvania. While July 4 doesn’t have the same ring in other countries as it does in the USA, it’s an opportunity for domestic outreach that’s hard to resist. The freedoms we have in America certainly pale in comparison to the freedom we have in Jesus Christ, but on July 4, New Beginnings demonstrated gratitude for all the blessings God has given. They wanted to show, in particular, that God’s love for them overflows into love for their neighbors. So after options for family-friendly fun on the Fourth of July all but faded from the community calendar, the church stepped up to the plate. Reviewing all that the Lord has done since to cement the church’s relationship with their community, they’re glad they did! Continue reading
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By Jonelle Frazier
Summer is the best time of the year for many things—family outings, picnic food, and outdoor fun. For Eaton Church of God in Indiana, it was the best time to do one more thing: ministry. This summer, Pastor Andy Denniston helped lead his church in “Impact Eaton,” a week of service and work projects for their local community.
During the week of Impact Eaton, workers from the church focused on replacing a strip of the sidewalk in downtown Eaton. They also poured cement into the dugout floors at local baseball parks, cleaning and repainting park equipment, weeding parks, and other hands-on improvements. Continue reading
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Tagged Andy Denniston, community service, Eaton, fireworks, Impact Eaton, Indiana, Jonelle Frazier, outreach, park, project